Similar to other commercial websites, Our Website uses a technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how Our Website is used.
A cookie is a small computer protocol, which includes a unique identification code, and it is installed on your computer and allows to send information to the entity that created it.
Some cookies are used to authenticate or keep the information related to a specific User’s session, for example by remembering User’s shopping cart or the videos the User has already watched.
Cookies allow to:

  • Identify the last web page the User has visited before visiting the Webiste and the one after leaving the Website;
  • Collect the date, the time and time spent on the Website;
  • Collect the web pages viewed by the User;
  • Authenticate User’s session, without the User having to enter its login information each time;
  • Collect information related to the system, such as the country, the language, operating system, browser …).

Two types of cookies may be used on Our Website:

  • ECSELIS’ own cookies;
  • Third party cookies, meaning all cookies that are not developed by ECSELIS.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use both first party and third party cookies.

We use “analytical” cookies, that identify Your internet browser and they allow to determine the number of visitors on the Website and to know which part of the Website is most consulted. This helps Us improve Our Website, and also the services provided to Users and Our clients.

Cookies allow Us to recognize Users, and to determine if they are “unique visitors”. This allows Us to adapt certain type of content to that specific visitor.

We use ‘session’ cookies which enable You to carry information across pages of the Website and avoid having to re-enter information. Session cookies enable Us to compile statistics that help Us to understand how the Website is being used and to improve its structure.

On some of Our web pages third parties may also set their own cookies (for example when You click social media sharing buttons or view embedded videos hosted on another website). We have no access to the data collected by these cookies.

ECSELIS’ cookies do not collect personal information. In no case ECSELIS collects, or knows, via the cookies, Users’ personal information (names, surname, address, email address, phone number). ECSELIS cannot, in any way, personally identify a User. The information collected via the cookies remains anonymous and does not allow ECSELIS to identify Users.

The information collected by Our cookies is encrypted, and are only readable by Us, the information is entirely secure. The data stored by the cookie can only be stored for fourteen (14) days.

The anonymous information that was collected may, in some cases, be used to realize statistical analysis. In this case, the information will be stored on safe servers and will be automatically erased after fourteen (14) days.

REFUSING COOKIES

You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser accordingly.

For details about how to adjust Your cookie setting, please visit the relevant link according to Your browser:

  • IE5 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955)
  • IE6 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283185)
  • IE7 (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/internet-explorer7-plus.html)
  • IE8 (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/internet-explorer8-plus.html)
  • IE9 (http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9)
  • Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
  • Chrome – http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
  • Safari – http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042 (and for iOS – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677)

However, when You choose to delete all cookies, this will only be taken into account on the specific browser You used to delete the cookies. You will have to delete the cookies again, if You use a different browser, or a different computer.

OUR COOKIES

Here is a list of the cookies we use, their purpose and how long they will remain on Your computer in a maximum period of days as indicated below (unless You actively delete them earlier):

Cookie name: _utma
Originating page(s): The first page that the user visits
Originating party (3rd party): Google Analytics
Data collected by the cookie: Page visits
Purpose: _utma is used to track a visitor and is persistent i.e. doesn’t expire unless cookies are cleared. Each unique browser that visits a page on astrazeneca.com is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
Expiry: 2 years from end of last visit

Cookie name: _utmb
Originating page(s): The first page that the user visits
Originating party (3rd party): Google Analytics
Data collected by the cookie: Visitor sessions
Purpose: _utmb is used to determine a visitor session. It is set when a visitor enters the website and finishes after a user pauses on a page of the site for more than 30 minutes or 30 minutes after a visitor leaves the website.
Expiry: 30 minutes after End of Session or no activity

Cookie name: _utmc
Originating page(s): The first page that the user visits
Originating party (3rd party): Google Analytics
Data collected by the cookie: Visitor sessions
Purpose: _utmc was also used to determine a visitor session. It is set when a visitor enters the website and it expires at the end of a browser session.
Expiry: End of Session

Cookie name: _utmz
Originating page(s): The first page that the user visits
Originating party (3rd party): Google Analytics
Data collected by the cookie: Referrals and conversions
Purpose: utmz is used to track the type of referral that drove the visitor to astrazeneca.com e.g. a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the site. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site and is used to determine visitor navigation within your site.
Expiry: 6 months from end last visit Originating party (3rd party): Google Analytics
Data collected by the cookie: Visitor sessions
Purpose: _utmb is used to determine a visitor session. It is set when a visitor enters the website and finishes after a user pauses on a page of the site for more than 30 minutes or 30 minutes after a visitor leaves the website.
Expiry: 30 minutes after End of Session or no activity

Cookie name: _utmc
Originating page(s): The first page that the user visits
Originating party (3rd party): Google Analytics
Data collected by the cookie: Visitor sessions
Purpose: _utmc was also used to determine a visitor session. It is set when a visitor enters the website and it expires at the end of a browser session.
Expiry: End of Session

Cookie name: _utmz
Originating page(s): The first page that the user visits
Originating party (3rd party): Google Analytics
Data collected by the cookie: Referrals and conversions
Purpose: utmz is used to track the type of referral that drove the visitor to astrazeneca.com e.g. a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the site. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site and is used to determine visitor navigation within your site.
Expiry: 6 months from end last visit

SECURITY

ECESLIS implements a high standard of security, as required by law and professional standards (such as firewalls, data encryption, etc.) in order to protect the data that is collected by ECSELIS. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not entirely secure, whilst We will do Our best to protect Your Information, We cannot ensure the security of Your data during transit to Our Website. Any information You submit is sent at Your own risk. Once We have received Your Information We will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorized access

YOUR CONSENT

By using Our Website You consent to Our collection and use of certain data as described in this Privacy Policy. If We change Our privacy policies and procedures, We will post those changes on Our Website to keep You aware of what information We collect, how We use it and under what circumstances We may disclose it.

We also inform You that You may revoke the consent given for the processing of Your data, whenever this is legally appropriate, by sending a notice to ECSELIS as provided herein